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Total loan: $5,000

Andrea

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Arvada, CO, United States / Food

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A loan helped an Indigenous woman-owned business purchase equipment to continue growing.


Andrea's story

My name is Andrea and I am an Indigenous woman from the Andes of Venezuela. I was adopted and have lived in the United States since I was three years old. Food has always been a passion of mine but there is something special about learning and cooking foods indigenous to the Americas. That understanding did not come to me until my first marriage was ending and left me with PTSD. The foods that I prepare for my family and for guests of Four Directions Cuisine are the things that ground me and remind me of my true authentic self. I am honored to be able to share my cultural stories through food.